"And the vast majority of Americans are economic illiterates. Their opinion counts for squat."
Boy! Truer words are hard to find on fora such as this. Even our illustrious president, vessel of the hopes and fears of millions around the world, holder of a Nobel Peace Prize, couldn't master the basics of Econ 101.
As true is the sad observation that the American electorate is stinkin' stupid about public policy issues whose understanding is vital to the continued health of the Republic.